Sunday, August 07, 2011
I mentioned last week that I planned to check out that new Outlet mall on I-40 & Council Road on Friday, tax-free shopping day - well I did! Thought I'd talk about it a little. First, I didn't get out there as early as I would have liked, because my daughter needed a dental appt. And of course, the only opening they had was Friday, Aug. 5, at 9:30am. Well that took most of the morning, then we had lunch and finally got down there around 12:30pm. By then traffic on I-40 westbound was backed up 4 miles. We went down Council, and found people were parking on the grass fields around the mall. I think they might need to invest in more parking!
Anyway, my hubby had wanted to tag along, but when he saw that crowd he wanted to turn around and leave. Fortunately I was driving, and I said "No way, I've been looking forward to this for weeks!" But I ended up letting him park the car while Margaret and I got started. Fortunately he was able to find a pretty close parking spot right after that, and caught up with us quick.
Well, as most of you probably already know, it's an "open-air mall", with big tents over the top. And it was also like 110 degrees that day, not like today (thanks for the break from the heat!!!). I got a Coke (I know, shouldn't have) and Margaret got a bottle of water. We checked out that Saks 5th Avenue, and I saw a pair of jeans for $149! Okay, that might be discount for Saks, but it was out of my price range! We also went to the Sceechers store, because Margaret wanted some gladiator style sandals. But sadly the fall shoes were out, no sandals and she didn't need anymore sneakers. I checked out a kitchen store, but Ron was already wanting to leave. We found a Levi's store, and I honestly thought the jeans were reasonably priced, but Margaret didn't find anything she liked. Okay, fine, I thought - I guess I'll come back some other time BY MYSELF, without my cranky hubby & child (maybe in a month or so, when the buzz calms down). There were alot of cool stores I wanted to check out, a Corningware, Bass, Coach, Reebok, etc. They also have a SmashBurger, I can only imagine how many calories you would consume there. Yeah, part of me wants to find out, but probably I should skip that one.
I dropped the hubby off at home, then took Margaret to Ross Dress for Less and Target, and got all her back-to-school clothes there. She made out like a bandit, of course. And I DID buy her a new pair of flats at the Famous Footwear in the Outlet mall, so it wasn't a TOTAL waste of time. And as Arnold said, "I'll be BACK!"